by William Shakespeare
Murder. Music. Madness.
Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Owls shrieking and prophesies foretold. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is seen anew, set in an historic London asylum for this groundbreaking production. Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation blends period music performed by Folger Consort with the tragedy of ambition run amok.
Running time for Macbeth is approximately two hours, thirty minutes plus a fifteen minute intermission.
Consider joining us for a special performance of Macbeth to enhance your theater-going experience.
Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of our sponsors. For a full list of sponsors for Macbeth, please visit our Sponsors page.
Read through a side by side comparison of Shakespeare's original text of Macbeth and Davenant's adaptation used in the Folger Theatre production.
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From Left: Chris Genebach, Rachael Montgomery, Karen Peakes, Ian Merrill Peakes, and Emily Noël.
Nancy Klein Maguire, Folger Scholar
This production is part of Performing Restoration Shakespeare, a program of the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Queen's University Belfast.
This production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.